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Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1011 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451   |  
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Ranked #30 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
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Walnutport, United States
1 review
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“wonderful breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Great hotel located right along the beach. The view from the rooms is wonderful. It was so nice to sit on the balcony and see and hear the ocean. Virginia Beach is great for families. The hotel has a really nice breakfast. Friendly helpful staff.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I have been generally pleased with my stays at Hampton Inns over the years and will continue to frequent the chain, but there were too many issues with my recent stay at the Hampton Inn Virginia Beach South to recommend this particular Hampton.

Starting with the positives: With the exception of being on the beach, this hotel is a standard Hampton Inn, which means that, while not luxurious, the rooms are clean and comfortable and you get Hampton’s standard, basic breakfast (as others have noted, the breakfast area is very crowded at peak hours). The staff was friendly and the location – right on the boardwalk/beach – is excellent, though there are many beachfront hotels on Virginia Beach from which to chose.

The issues:

1) The door to the closet in the room is a full length mirror on a hinge. Ours detached from the top hinge while my wife was gently closing it, causing the mirror to fall forward into the opposite wall and shatter. There were shards of glass everywhere, including in our suitcase. Luckily neither my wife nor children were injured. To their credit, the staff replaced the door and vacuumed up the glass within an hour, but the fact that they happened to have an extra door ready to go made me suspect this was not an isolated incident.

2) On one of the nights of our 4 night stay, the fire alarm went off at 3am. You will notice that other reviewers had the same issue. The alarm sounded for about 30 seconds, and then went silent. Unsure whether it was a true alarm, we called the front desk to ask if it was a real emergency, but no one answered. We left the building and sat on the boardwalk for about 15 minutes. During that time no one from the hotel came out to tell us what was happening or to let us know we could reenter. Eventually, people just started shuffling back into the hotel and we followed the crowd in. No announcement was ever made. No apology offered.

3) The garage set-up is awkward. It is a 5 story garage that sits behind and is connected to the 10 story hotel, but the garage itself does not have an elevator – you have to use the hotel elevator – and the door connecting each of the first 5 hotel floors to the garage is on the opposite end of the hotel as the elevator. So if, like me, you like to store your beach gear in your car so as not to take up space in your room and get sand all over, you have to either lug your gear up and down the garage stairs each day, or bring all of your sandy, wet beach gear into the main lobby of the hotel, use the guest elevators to get to the floor of the garage on which you parked, and then walk down the interior guest room hall to the opposite end of the building where the connecting door to the garage is located – making a sandy mess of the lobby and hallway on your way.

This was our first trip to Virginia Beach, so I cannot speak as to any of the other dozen hotels on the boardwalk. But I have to imagine there are better options.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I had booked an 8 day stay to visit my military based son. Had to change my departure date because he wouldn't be there. Hotel would not honor the rate I booked my first 4 days for even though checking in on same date. Staff was very unhelpful. Had to cancel my reservation and visit to son due to increase. Will not book here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Royal Oak, United States
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We went on a family vacation to Virginia Beach . The hotel staff was wonderful from the front desk to the housekeepers. The complimentary breakfast was actually pretty good. We good finitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Middleport OH, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

No bothers, no problems, just a nice room with a great view. Staff was all friendly and helpful. There were no hassles with people trying to sell vacation packages as with some other unnamed hotels in the region either. Breakfast had everything you'd want for a quick on-the-run and was a great way to start the day. A kind of odd check-in process was the only even slight issue - and it was not an issue (BTW, look for that one parking spot on Atlantic, instead of going straight into the parking garage if you're driving in). All in all, wish I was still there ;-)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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USA
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We were told we could probably check in earlier than the regular check-in time of 4 pm but there were no guarantees. We arrived on a Friday, hotel not full, parking lot pretty deserted but they said our room was not ready at 1:30 pm. By 3:10 it still was not ready per an extremely rude front desk clerk, when I asked to speak to a manager a room became available as we spoke.

The bathroom was missing a shower curtain, there were no towels or wash cloths, there was trash on the floor in the room, the ceiling was disgusting! Of course this required a call to the front desk, they remedied the missing shower curtain, missing towels and wash cloths and cleaned up the trash and said they would reimburse one night (have not received credit yet).

On the second day of the visit the only maid service we received was fresh towels and trash emptied, beds were not made nor changed. There is a sign on the interior of the elevator door that promises fresh bed linens everyday for every guest in every room, when I mentioned this to a desk clerk he just laughed a little.

The pool is very small and the only seating are hard wood benches with no cushions. One of the least relaxing pools I have ever utilized at a hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great sized room. Bathroom on medium size & nice. Mini fridge was more convenient than a compact. 3rd floor had a nice view which included 2 comfortable chairs(not the cheesy plastic ones) & a small table. We stayed 2 days and the staff was always friendly, eye contact, smiling and greeting us FIRST. We shared an elevator with a staff member, when she got on, noticed some goldfish snacks in the floor. Immediately she picked those up. I don't know how the breakfast staff kept up, because there were a lot of guests between 8:30 and 10,but NEVER saw an empty food container! Staff even opened the banquet room next to dining area for guests to eat in so we wouldn't be crowded in like a can of sardines. Pool was small with sign that read max occupancy is 11 people. Wished nice pool next door went with this hotel :( Hotel is on boardwalk. The corners in the parking garage are odd, but, allowed us to park on the floor of our stay, so, no hauling luggage through lobby(just through garage door with key, through fire exit door with key, and we were in our hall. Small gym, but workable with just a FEW people(but it stayed empty)Would stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South

Address: 1011 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#24 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#24 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hampton Inn Oceanfront-South is one of the few oceanfront hotels in Virginia Beach located directly on the boardwalk. Right outside our doors, you'll find the sandy shores of the beach, bicycle rentals, and beautiful scenery. We are attached to the 11th Street Taphouse so stop in for a bite and a drink after a day in the sun. Every room in our hotel has an ocean view so you will never miss a sunset or sunrise from your balcony. Enjoy free hot breakfast with Hampton's signature waffles and oatmeal every morning plus free wireless internet to keep you connected. Our guest and accessible rooms have the comforts of home with the clean and fresh Hampton bed plus a refrigerator and microwave. As always, your stay with us is backed by the 100% Hampton guarantee. ... more   less 
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